From Russia with Love
Directed by: Terence Young
Friday, August 31 - Thursday, September 6, 2012
High-definition digital (DCP) projection
“The second entry in the internationally popular James Bond series is often considered one of the best. Although the character of weapons expert Q was introduced here (but called Boothroyd), and a crucial moment hinges on an exploding briefcase he devises for 007, much of the action still centers on Bond’s strength, skill and cunning, rather than the gadget-heavy plots of future films in the series. It also set the formula for all Bond films to follow: the pre-credit action sequence, the hit title song, the first appearance of arch-enemy Blofeld (here just called ‘Number One’) with his trademark white cat, a distinctive John Barry score, and even more exotic locations — and beautiful women – than the first time out.
“FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE also has what many consider to be one of the sharpest scripts, filled with Bond’s characteristically barbed one-liners, and a clever story centered around a plot by the renegade evil SPECTRE organization to pit the Soviets and the West against each other. In the process, they plan to lure Bond to his death with the promise of obtaining a top-secret decoding machine and bedding an alluring Russian agent.” – Turner Classic Movies115 Minutes